New Covid-19 Restrictions


What are the new restrictions?

•   10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants from Thursday
•   Table service only in hospitality venues
•   Work from home if you can
•   Customers must wear face coverings in taxis, as well as staff in retail
•   Staff and customers in indoor hospitality must now wear face coverings
•   From Monday, only 15 people can attend a wedding service and reception - 30 people can still attend a funeral
•   A maximum of six people can take part in indoor team sports
•   Large sports events and conferences will not take place from 1 October, as previously planned
•   Businesses will be fined £10,000 and could be closed if they breach regulations
•   The fine for people not wearing face coverings in shops, supermarkets, public transport, taxis and in indoor hospitality will double to £200 for a first time offence, from £100
•   This fine will be the same for those who break the "rule of six"
•   Those who have been shielding do not need to do so except in local lockdown areas.

What was already restricted?

•   Social gatherings of more than six people indoors and outdoors are banned in England and Scotland
•   In Scotland, only two households are allowed to be part of the group of six
•   In Northern Ireland, no households are allowed to mix indoors and no more than six people from two households can meet outdoors from Tuesday evening
•   In Wales, six people are allowed indoors and 30 people outdoors
•   Venues, including pubs and restaurants, are legally required to request customers' details for test and trace and keep them for 21 days
•   Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets and on public transport unless they are exempt for medical reasons.

What are you allowed to do?

•   Households or support bubbles of more than six people can still gather
•   Groups of more than six people are allowed for work or education
•   Places of worship, gyms, restaurants and hospitality settings can still hold more than six people in total
•   Funerals with up to 30 people are allowed in England and Wales and 20 people in Scotland, while it is up to the venue in Northern Ireland
•   Weddings of up to 15 people are allowed in England
•   Organised team sports outside carried out in a "COVID-secure way" can have more than six people

What happens if you break the rules?

•   For people who do not wear face coverings, and who are not exempt, in places legally stated there are fines of £200 in England, or £60 in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales
•   People with coronavirus symptoms who do not self-isolate will face fines of £1,000, rising to £10,000 for repeat offences from 28 September
•   If people prevent others from self-isolating - such as bosses threatening redundancy - they can also be fined
•   Businesses who break the mask and "rule of six" will be fined £10,000 or closed down
•   Anyone who breaks the rules on social gatherings will be fined £200 with the penalty doubling on each further repeat offence up to £3,200
•   "COVID-secure marshals" will enforce social distancing rules in town and city centres, the prime minister has said
•   Border Force is also stepping up the enforcement of quarantine rules for travellers into the country.

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